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GPS not working

My iPhone 3G has a problem, The GPS isn't working. The iPhone 3G doesn't locate me when I press the "Location button" in the Maps application.
What am I doing wrong?

Please help me bring my iPhone 3G to life,
Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    My Maps just shows a large crosshair circle and that's all. The GPS dot is not there anymore :-(

  • mfekry81 Dec 25, 2008

    hello evrybody me too i need a help
    in my country the mobile network (Vodafone Egypt) they sellin the iphone 3G with no GPS so its give me whe i press locate me a circle with no blue point.. i asked the customer service if they remove the gps ship from the iphone they told me that NO its just colsed on the frimware that ellion with frimware 2.1..
    so is there any solution to activate the GPS on my iphone 3G??



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Try this -

1) Settings > Enable 3G Change to Off.

2) Use the iPhone GPS receiver to locate your position

3) Settings > Enable 3G change to On.

There are two positioning systems in the iPhone 3G, one is the 3G network, and the second is the GPS receiver. The problem occurs when the data from the two systems doesn't match.

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Make sure that you are outside with a clear view of the sky, this is not a must, but it can help. Go to setting, general, now turn on the location service.

I found this on the web, it worked for me, give it a shot -

Rebooted. 3G on, WIFI on, connected to AEBS: Actual location: Memphis, TN, iPhone says Stamford, CT, with no GPS lock.
Turned 3G off, WIFI on. Location is within the right area now. No GPS.
Turned 3G off, WIFI off. GPS works.

Hope that your iPhone 3G finds you :-)

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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Following JhonF's advice please check that you have your location settings established:
Settings / General / Location services set to ON.

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